My name is Bettina Bussmann, I’m Associate Professor for Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy (GW) at the University of Salzburg.
My area of expertise lies in the fields of philosophy of education and philosophy didactics, interdisciplinary didactics, and philosophy with children. My research in philosophy education is based on my other fields of work: philosophy of science, applied philosophy, metaphilosophy and questions within the thematic complex of love, sexuality and gender.
I advocate a science-oriented philosophy didactics approach that strongly supports an understanding of education that promotes open and interdisciplinary learning settings.
Promoting young people in philosophy education is an important goal for me since I’m convinced that philosophical reflection will become an increasingly important skill if we are to solve the problems of the future.
I am glad that after having raised two children, this atypical academic history is no longer an obstacle for those who want to re-enter university research and teaching.